Introduction paper to an ESGA member, organizing one of the two ESGA tournaments
The main object of ESGA is to promote and facilitate golf and friendly relations between its members. For this purpose ESGA organizes annually and since 1982 the ESGA Championship & Cup for senior men from the age of 55 as well as since 2000 the ESGA Masters Championship & Cup for senior men from the age of 70.
Both tournaments are team events and consist of a gross and a net competition over three days plus a practice day. The General Assembly (GA), annually held during the ESGA Championship & Cup, decides on the venues at least three years in advance. In principle by rotation of nations.
A delegation of the ESGA Committee will arrange a visit to the host country at least one and a half year before the event. During this visit the organization will be analysed together with the Organizing Committee on the basis of a checklist. Before a host country makes its proposal to he GA, the host country has to receive approval from the ESGA Committee.
The host country presents the dates and the venue(s) at least one and a half year in advance and the programme, the accommodation and the fees one year in advance at the GA. The ESGA Competition Rules, which can be found at the ESGA website, apply. All information, documents, entry forms etc. to be submitted to the ESGA webmaster (Loose Media, Germany). The ESGA webmaster prepares and launches, after the approval of the ESGA Committee, the tournament site with the programme, entry forms, information etc. at least 6 months before the event.
Dependant on local circumstances, such as climate, length of daylight both tournaments should take place not before mid June and not later than September. Avoid clashes with EGA tournaments for seniors!
Enclosed are the following two ESGA papers as guidelines for the organization:
Information on the contents of the tournament documentation
Detailed checklist on each part of the tournament
The ESGA Committee intends to watch over and to rise the quality of its tournaments, mainly determined by:
the quality of the organization and communication in the English language
the quality of the golf course(s)
the quality and choice of the hotel(s)
the logistics, accessibility etc.
the level of the fees
Please study carefully the ESGA Competition Rules incl. the recommendations!
Note to the fees: with respect to differences in more and less expensive countries, the GA is continuously asking to keep the fees as low as possible. Increasing fees may turn out counterproductive as members may decide to discontinue participation.